The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposed the construction of a multi-use trail facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road between Porter Street, NW, and Cortland Place, NW. An Environmental Assessment (EA), which analyzed environmental impact of the project, was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the FHWA's Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771).
FHWA has determined that the Preferred Alternative and options for the Klingle Valley Trail project will not have a significant impact on the natural, human, or built environment as defined by the CEQ. This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is based on the findings of the proposed project’s Final EA, and comments submitted during preparation of the EA. The Final EA has been evaluated by the FHWA, using CEQ regulations and FHWA guidelines, and determined to adequately discuss the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures. FHWA has determined that sufficient evidence and analysis has been provided to show that an environmental impact statement is not required.